Eyelid surgery, technically called blepharoplasty, is a procedure to remove excess skin–usually along with some eyelid fat pads and muscle from the upper and lower eyelids. Eyelid surgery can correct drooping upper lids and puffy bags below your eyes – features that make you look older and more tired than you feel, and may even interfere with your vision. Blepharoplasty can be done alone, or in conjunction with other facial surgery procedures such as a facelift or browlift.
If you’re considering eyelid surgery, this information will give you a basic understanding of the procedure-when it can help, how it’s performed, and what results you can expect.
Upper eyelid blepharoplasty to correct dermatochalasis is one of the most frequently performed functional as well as cosmetic procedures by the ophthalmic plastic surgeon. Additional wrinkle reduction by employing laser resurfacing or chemical peels can be used to address these changes, as well.